Category Archives: Karnataka Sales Tax Act

Electronically submission of appeal under KARNATAKA VAT

KARNATAKA VAT Electronically submission of appeal on http://vat.kar.nic.in Karnataka Government has notified, with immediate effect, that any person objecting to any order or proceedings affecting him shall submit an appeal electronically through the website http://vat.kar.nic.in as per the instructions contained in the user manual hosted onto the website available under “Reports and Help”. [Notification No. EG1.CR-23/2015-16 dated 20th January,… Read More »

smart cards not assessable to VAT

Facts of the case The Transport Department of Karnataka through a competitive bidding process invited proposals from interested parties for supply, installation and maintenance of computer systems, supply and printing of smart cards, provision of data entry services and to carry out other activities incidental thereto.The proposal submitted by the assessee was accepted by the… Read More »

Packaged,readymade, off the shelf software are liable only to VAT

 High Court of Karnataka Finance Department of Karnataka Department vs IBM India Private Limited, STRP No. 215/2011  18th September 2015, Following aspects in respect of sale and development of customized software has been held with regard to their taxability: 1.The packaged, readymade, off the shelf software are pure goods liable only to VAT. 2. The… Read More »